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Ervin J. Miller

October 26, 1933 ~ December 7, 2018 (age 85)

Ervin J. Miller, 85 of Wellman, formally of the Frytown area, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 at Parkview of Wellman.


Funeral Services have been set for 10:30AM Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at East Union Mennonite Church with Pastor Joel Beachy officiating. Burial will follow in the East Union Cemetery. Visitation will be 3:00-7:00PM Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Peterseim Funeral Home, Kalona.  A memorial fund for Alzheimer Association has been established. 


Ervin was born October 26, 1933 east of Frytown in Johnson County, the son of Joe B. and Cora Ellen (Otto) Miller.  He attended Lincoln country school.


Ervin was united in marriage to Jennis Norene Hershberger November 15, 1953 at East Union Mennonite Church.  The couple were longtime members of East Union Mennonite Church.

Ervin was a farmer and employed at the Ford garage in Iowa City, retiring in 1997 from the Hydraulic Laboratory at the University of Iowa.


Ervin served as a board member of Sharon Mutual Insurance Co and the Frytown Water Department.  He and Jennis were Amway representatives for many years.  Gardening was a hobby he enjoyed.


Survivors include children, Randy Miller (Jody) of Sigourney, Lola McAndrew of Iowa City, LaMar Miller (Kenlyn) of Muscatine, Coletta Bontrager (Errol) of Kalona, Janette Miller of Wellman and Byron Miller (Anna Powers) of Williamsburg; son-in-law Paul McAndrew, Jr of North Liberty;16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.                                             


He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Jennis, sister Amy Jean, great grandson Lowell Gingerich.

Donations may be made to:

Alzheimers's Association
225 North Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago IL 60601

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